There were no tagged fish worth $10,000 caught during the 2019 Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby in Big Bear Lake June 8 or 9. But there were some big winners all the same.
Jeremy Perris reeled in the biggest fish of the tournament at 5.80 pounds to win the adult men's division and $250. But he wasn't the big winner. That's reserved for Erin Bougie, who won the adult women's division with a 4.22-pound rainbow, then had the winning ticket for the fishing kayak boat. Two tagged fish were caught, each worth $100 to the lucky angler.
There were 419 entries in the 2019 trout derby, 100 more than the previous year.
For complete results, see the story in the June 12 issue of the Big Bear Grizzly.